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Colorado House committees ratify narcotic drug regulation bill passed Senate, sending it to the floor

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Two committees in the Colorado House of Representatives have introduced a bill passed by the Senate to the House of Representatives Create a legal drug regulatory framework Under an initiative approved by the voter.

The House Finance Committee adopted the legislation from Senate Speaker Steve Fiinberg (D), and introduced amendments to it by an 8-2 vote Thursday. It was then approved by the Appropriations Committee with a minor technical change on Friday, and sent to the Hall for second reading consideration.

Since its introduction earlier this month, the measure has moved quickly as lawmakers work to enact it before the end of the legislative session on May 6. It was approved by the full council on Tuesday.

Overall, the bill seeks to create regulations for the drug legalization law passed by voters on the ballot last year, focusing largely on rules for substance use in licensed treatment centers under the guidance of facilitators. Suggestion Received mixed reactions from advocates and stakeholders Until now.

“What I take away from my testimony is that the 122nd ballot measure is controversial,” Rep. Judy Amabile (D), who carries the bill in the House, said during Thursday’s meeting. interview. “It has a lot of aspects that some people like.

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